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19-June-2014
19-June-2014

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A monument commemorates Trooper Philip Reilly who died at Bloemfontein in South Africa in 1900.

CAMDEN, Wednesday. The memorial stone erected in memory or the late. Trooper Phil. Reilly, formerly of Burragorang, who died in South Africa during the Boer war, was unveiled today by Mr. G. W. Fuller, M.P.  The stone, which was in the form of a large pillar, and suitably inscribed, was erected on the grounds of The Oaks Public School. The Camden and Picton squadrons of Australian Light Horse were in attendance at the ceremony in full dress. Addresses were delivered by Messrs. Fuller and Henry Willis, Ms.P., F. W. A. Downes, M.L.A. Colonel Macarthur Onslow was in charge of the Australian Light Horse. About 400 people attended. After the ceremony a banquet was tendered to the numbers.
Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 26 May 1905.


 

Location

Address:John & Burragorang Street, The Oaks, 2570
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.078783
Long: 150.570803
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:30-April-1900
Actual Event End Date:30-April-1900
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 24th May, 1905
Front Inscription

      Erected
To The Memory
       of
    Trooper
PHILIP REILLY
Of The Oaks Troop
N.S.W. Mounted Rifles
Son of PHILIP and
ROSE REILLY
Of Burragorang,
who died at Bloemfontein
South Africa in the
service of his Queen &
       Empire.
30th April 1900
Aged 23 years
Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori

Source: MA,SKP,NRWM
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